HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, visited on Sunday Renad Academy, a school established by Qatar Foundation to support children with autism in Qatar and the region.
In this regard, Her Highness said: "It has been a special honor to meet and observe the students. The children made my day. I'm so impressed with their efforts in class. It is wonderful to see what they are achieving with the equipment, facilities, and the great help they have here."
Following her tour of the classes and the academy's various facilities, Her Highness participated in a roundtable discussion entitled 'Autism Support in the State of Qatar: Current Practices and Future Prospects.'
The roundtable highlighted the efforts of Qatar in providing the needed support for individuals with autism, upholding their rights, and working on integrating them within the community.
During the roundtable, HH Sheikha Moza commented on the tremendous progress that has been made and encouraged the gathered experts to continue to collaborate and find new ways to work together.
In turn, Associate Professor at the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University Dr. Dena Al Thani said: "The roundtable reflects the importance of stakeholders collaborating and adopting holistic approaches to ensure a better future for individuals with autism in Qatar. It also highlights Her Highness's and QF's local and global leadership of efforts to increase awareness of autism, as well as support for individuals and their families."
HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, also attended the roundtable discussion, along with a number of experts and specialists in that field.